Micro YYC is an urban microgreen operation located in Calgary that has been providing fresh microgreens and shoots since 2015. Vanessa Hanel is the owner/operator of this micro business and it was her love of gardening and good food that lead her to start growing greens. Micro YYC has come a long way since its inception in Vanessa’s basement, and now operates out of a 1500 square foot warehouse with a team of 6 part-time staff and distributes microgreens to stores, restaurants and markets in Calgary and beyond.
Micro YYC’s microgreens are grown year-round, indoors, in soil, without the use of synthetic inputs. Seeds are certified organic whenever possible. All Micro YYC products come in compostable packaging that is made from plants.
Microgreens are packed full of nutrients, fibre and are good sources of plant-based protein. They are an excellent addition to salads, sandwiches, wraps, stir-fry’s, smoothies, and are an excellent nutrient, flavour and colour boost to any meal. You can order sunflower shoots, pea shoots, classic mix and spicy mix microgreens as well as wheatgrass (pet grass) from the Organic Box. The best part about microgreens is that they are always local and always in season!
Broccoli shoots are three- to four-day-old broccoli plants that look like alfalfa sprouts, but taste like radishes. </br></br>There has been vast research into the health benefits of sprouts, but especially broccoli shoots! They are known for their high concentrations of glucosinolates, which are precursors to sulphoranes... a potent anti-cancer phytochemical. _x000D_ _x000D_ Not only that though, broccoli shoots are loaded with nutrients and minerals for healthy minds and bodies.
A blend of broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, and cabbage microgreens </br></br>This classic mix a wonderful blend of fresh, young shoots from a variety of plant bases. Becoming more well known for their rich concentration of vitamins and nutrients, young harvested shoots are super high in vitamin K and other purifying nutrients that help cleanse our bodies and promote our health.
Adds hint of spice to any dish with this colourful sprout mix. A mix of Arugula shoots, Pink Stem Radish shoots, and Broccoli shoots. </br></br>Microgreens are a wonderful blend of fresh, young shoots from a variety of plant bases. Becoming more well known for their rich concentration of vitamins and nutrients, young harvested shoots are super high in vitamin K and other purifying nutrients that help cleanse our bodies and promote our health.
Sunflower shoots are a fantastic raw, living food that has an amazing taste, and health benefits too! Try them on a sandwich or salad. </br></br>Sunflower greens are a nutritional powerhouse packed with vitamins A, B complex, D, and E; they also contain minerals including calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. In addition to these vitamins and minerals, sunflower greens are a rich source of lecithin which helps break down fatty acids into an easily digestible water soluble form, and chlorophyll which benefits many functions within the body, including building blood supply, revitalizing tissue, calming inflammation, activating enzymes, and deodorizing the body.
Pea Shoots from Micro YYC are an amazing addition to any meal... </br></br>Packed with vitamin A, C, and folic acid. Pea Shoots are a delicious snack, salad garnish, or stir-fry addition. Pea shoots are also very high in Vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting and other body processes.